Noah Webster Jr. was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first... Read More
|Born||Noah Webster Jr.
October 16, 1758
Western Reserve of Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British America
|Died||May 28, 1843 (aged 84)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Occupation||Lexicographer, Author, Connecticut state representative|